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/pd [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, January 7, 2006
14 years ago

I have began download on a penttesting box. There are 8 components being downloading now..

Trillion negative
Real player negative
Adobe negative

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Philipp, where are you reading that the following is bundled also ??

GalleryPlayer HD Images
Google Video Player
Google Talk

I am not seeing this as part of the install s/w. Are you seeing something different ?? the source URL has always been the same for us..

zmarties [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Click on the link below the big Download Google Pack button, and you are taken to the custom install page, where you can choose these extra features.

pack.google.com/pack_installer ...

Dave [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

go to the bottom right of pack.google.com and click on "Add or remove software"

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I successfully installed everything that I wanted to try. The Gallery Images thing doesn't look like much. It said it updated my FF but I dont see a difference. Screenshots are here:
brinkeguthrie.blogspot.com

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

/pd, I first saw only a smaller selection, but after downloading the initial screensaver I saw the more complete list. Either Google changed it the minute I was downloading, or you're able to download more stuff as soon as you have the Google Pack Instasller.... I was wondering myself!

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

once the google pack is installed, the download page customises itself from what you have already installed.

this is a bit like windows add/remove programs, but loads more useful!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Google is advertising Google Pack straight on the Google homepage for some (I can't see it, but Brinke could):


blogoscoped.com/files/google-p ...



Brinke has some more nice screenshots of Google Pack:
brinkeguthrie.blogspot.com/200 ...

Hashim [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

yawn!

This development wasn't worth an announcement.

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Phillip, it doesn't show the full list when you download the first time--it'd be a wee bit overwhelming i think, particularly considering their target audience is really more computer illiterate people. There's a link somewhere on the start page to view all.

Jesse [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Nothing to get excited about. I already have all of the software in there I want. Interesting move. A bit underwhelming

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Bundling software is evil. But Google turned this one around nicely. It's a bit like with the iPod Shuffle.

Steve Jobs: "Let's sell an iPod without a display!"
Other: "But you won't know which song is playing!"
Steve Jobs: "Let's announce that as key feature!"

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

there have done a great job... I wrote here

peterdawson.typepad.com/blog/2 ...

yes, i agree wih dpneal... its downloader is intelligent ..I like that..!!

heheh is anyone playing with alerts and KML yet ?? its great!!

ardief [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Have to agree with who says it's underwhelming – I realize it's a great way to reach out to non-geeks, but it does leave you a bit...empty.

Bjørn Nielsen [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I didn't see the Google Video Player at the download page. Everything else was as Phillip has described and as Brinkes screenshots show.
Is it currently removed from the pack? (I tried january 7, 11am GMT+1). Or could it be because I'm doing it from Denmark?
I can see that Google Video Player isn't included in the help pages either. Both from where I see it and in Brinkes screenshots.

Artem [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

NAV: "Includes 6-month subscription to protection updates"
It sounds like in 6 months user has to pay for the antivirus. Understandible, but.. not very Google way :(

Or does it mean, that we should reinstall the pack every 6 months to get the virus protection for free? :)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Caleb, actaully, the remaining s/w can be obtained from the link within the google updater screen... Open the updater, and click on"'get more softeware "link on the top right hand of display. the following is optional install..not default

Realplayer
GP HDImage
Triliian
GoogleTalk

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Amit writes:

"Just hours after Larry Page unveiled the Google Pack at CES 2006, Google has removed the Google Video Player from Google Pack. The Google Video Player product link is returning a 404."
labnol.blogspot.com/2006/01/go ...

Happy I got it while there was still time :)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Always on Digital Inspiroation, you can find a tip to hack Google Screensaver... :)

izeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Can anyone tell me if they've been successful in downloading the Google Video Player or even going to the new Google Video Store page?

I am in France, I know there is a restriction from Google in this sense, altough I am using the Google Web Accelerator, it doesn't seem I can get it anyhow.

Also, has anybody got their hand on the FULL coverage (the 90 mins) of Larry's CES Keynote ??

Thanks

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

AFAIK, the video store is "coming soon". The video player help page returned a 404 from the very begining.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Caleb, your correct. From what I am hearing there aren't any files available in GVI or GVP format for public consuption.!!

Remember they (googs) just signed up some of the major msm. so all that foo still needs to be converted to the format of gvi and gvp!!

methinks another 4 days work.....

Mr. Wilson [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

The ol' Pack is getting some awfully lukewarm reviews...
winsupersite.com/reviews/googl ...

Nanaki [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

Damn right, I still can't believe Google released this crap.

Jerry Whiting [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Yeah, all the Google Pack Screensaver needs is photos to feed it: www.jetcityorange.com/GooglePackScreensaver

enjoy!

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